"I think night time confinement is not fair practice"

About: Wathwood Hospital

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

Too severe to ask patients to go to rooms at 20. 30 until 7. 00 am. Feel it will compromise and be detrimental on my and others mental health.

Not only that, meds at 22. 00 patient will be disturbed, sleep pattern broken.

No fair practice

(Transcribed on behalf of patient)

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Responses

Response from Jane Danforth, Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

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Thank you for your posting on 'Night Time Confinement’. As you have raised several issues I have spoken to managers at Wathwood and other Forensic services about the postings that patients have made highlighting their concerns.

They are happy to reply in more detail both on the Patient Opinion website and in patient forums where this was first raised and discussed.

Please be reassured that any plans to bring about changes at Wathwood would be evaluated fully with other similar services and patients would be consulted first to make sure that the opinions of patients are listened to and acted upon.

You can expect a further reply on the site with more information and an update.

Thank you for taking the time to feedback as we really appreciate your views on this issue

Best Wishes

Jane Danforth

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Response from Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Thank you for your feedback on ‘night time confinement’. At the recent Trust board meeting held at Wathwood Hospital there was discussion looking at the evaluation of night time confinement at Rampton High Secure hospital.

Overall, the evaluation was very positive and demonstrated that most patients at the hospital had found night time confinement helpful.

At the end of the meeting Dr Mike Harris, the Executive Director for the service asked that a paper regarding the possibility of night time confinement at Arnold Lodge medium secure unit be considered at the next board meeting in March subject to the paper being approved by the executive team of the Trust.

It was agreed that the consultation paper on the potential for night time confinement programme at Arnold Lodge would be presented at the next Trust board meeting in March.

The proposal is one of many possibilities being examined to look at efficiencies within Arnold Lodge and would, if agreed have a projected implementation date of 2016. The paper actually suggests a very wide consultation with all stakeholders but most importantly the patients and staff at Arnold Lodge and the various regulating bodies.

If it does go ahead after the consultation it would initially be a pilot on 2 wards and a detailed evaluation on the benefits and difficulties before going any further.

Currently there are no plans to roll this out any further at Wathwood

I hope this offers some reassurance to the concerns that you have raised around and can we thank you again for raising the issue on the Patient Opinion Web Site

Steve Ball General Manager Wathwood Hospital

Hazel Hayward General Manager Arnold Lodge

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